This iconic event is one of the most ethnically unique outdoor events in Chicago and the Midwest. Attracting more than 40,000 people from throughout the region, Chinatown Summer Fair is a true celebration of Far East beauty and culture including food, art and music located on Wentworth Avenue from Cermak Avenue to 24th Place in Chicago.

This iconic event is one of the most ethnically unique outdoor events in Chicago and the Midwest. Attracting more than 40,000 people from throughout the region, Chinatown Summer Fair is a true celebration of Far East beauty and culture including food, art and music located on Wentworth Avenue from Cermak Avenue to 24th Place in Chicago.

Annually during Labor Day Weekend, the Festival grounds in Chicago’s Washington Park come alive in a simulated African village. Attendees are transported across the Diaspora with interactive engagements, vibrant drumming, museum quality and collectible artifacts, colorful and rich handwoven fabric and textile, and other program spaces and Interactive spaces include: Drum & Afro-folk Village, Children and Family, African Heritage, African Spirituality, Wellness (Health) Village, Books and Authors, Fine Art, Film and Video, Food Court, Seniors and Quilting, and the African Marketplace.

Annually during Labor Day Weekend, the Festival grounds in Chicago’s Washington Park come alive in a simulated African village. Attendees are transported across the Diaspora with interactive engagements, vibrant drumming, museum quality and collectible artifacts, colorful and rich handwoven fabric and textile, and other program spaces and Interactive spaces include: Drum & Afro-folk Village, Children and Family, African Heritage, African Spirituality, Wellness (Health) Village, Books and Authors, Fine Art, Film and Video, Food Court, Seniors and Quilting, and the African Marketplace.

A Community Festival Bringing Over 30 Different Countries and Cultures Together to Exchange, Celebrate Diversity, Unity & Love.
Join thousands of delighted festival-goers, coming together to exchange, celebrating diversity, culture, and food from over 30 different countries, local and international artists, MCs, DJs, from the Caribbean, Africa, South America and the USA.
In honor of continuity, exchange, and cultural connections throughout the diaspora, Bantu Fest 2020 will showcase arts, crafts, food, vendors, dance, drums, workshops, children activities, and many more activities that will create a unique experience from all of the countries featured.

RECYCLED MODERN + NIA ANNE PHOTOGRAPHY

JUNETEENTH SIDEWALK SALE

BLACK IS DOPE

MUSIC| ART| DOPE VIBES

On Friday June 19th , come to your favorite shop and experience a new normal.

Black is Dope SIdewalk Sale featuring local artisians whose voices are the threads that weave the fabric of black Chicago.

Makers and Artisians: Photography-Art- Home Decor- Vintage Fashion and Much More.

Black is Dope is a homage to blackness curated by Recycled Modern and a part of the Dope Vibe Series.

PLEASE BE MINDFUL OF COVID-19: MASK REQUIRED

Every artifact tells a story. Learn about the history of Lake County through the artifacts featured in the book 200 Objects that Made History in Lake and McHenry Counties. Debbie Fandrei, curator of the Raupp Museum in Buffalo Grove and project manager for the book, will show pictures and share stories of 30 of the different artifacts, ranging from a mammoth bone to a 1940s football. She will also talk about the collaboration between 23 different museums which produced the book.

Debbie Fandrei was born and raised in Grayslake and attended college in Minnesota and Virginia. After an internship at the Milwaukee Public Museum, she decided she wanted to work in history museums because of all the great stories that museums share with visitors. After twenty years at the Raupp Museum in Buffalo Grove, she still thinks she made the right choice.

Stay home and stay fit! Have you always wanted to see what yoga is all about but were nervous to take a class? We are here for you! Board Member and yoga instructor Caroline Hennessy will be offering weekly yoga classes online every Wednesday at noon. (Home cameras are off, so you can keep the PJs and bedhead!)

These 45-minute classes will include beginner-level poses that will leave you feeling both invigorated and relaxed! No previous experience necessary. Clear some space, set up your computer, tablet or phone and join us!